Ty has been SO SWEET! He told me "I wub you" about 100 times yesterday, and I'm not exagerrating. He must be feeling a little vulnerable because he's been so mushy, and I am just loving every second of it. What a gift yesterday was, and this morning too! He just puts his arms out to hug me all day long, and I'm getting non-stop kisses. Literally, hundreds of kisses. Never in his life have I seen him so mushy. It is the sweetest thing in the world. He is smothering Lou, too, and even Gavin. Every time he tells me he loves me, I answer "I love you more". Sometimes he says "No, I wub YOU more," and I answer "I love you the most!"
He sat outside in a lounge chair for almost 1/2 hour yesterday, which was the most he has ever allowed me to be outside in the yard. He is apprehensive about that because he is physically limited, but he is getting stronger and taking baby steps toward getting out more. Lou and I also took him for a long walk in the stroller on Saturday. He fought us tooth and nail, but once we convinced him it was really great for all of us to get out and for me to stretch my legs. I otherwise live on this darn couch!
Yesterday one of my dearest friends since the 7th grade came to visit for the day. Thank you NANCY! She drove two hours from Massachussets and brought delicious lunch and dinner. I can't tell you what a difference it makes to spend time with friends just talking away about every day things. I know I mention this a lot, but sometimes I worry that people think it is rude to tell me about trivial things, when it is just the opposite. I like to hear about everyone's normal, everyday life. And to talk about funny things.
Today we have to get some bloodwork done locally, and Ty wants to "run errands" with me. My mom and dad are coming to visit for a few days and I can't wait to see them (and take advantage of their help while they are here :) Love to you all.